BSSHS just got 6 national merit finalist and 2 commendable for 2013-2014. There are so many options for AP and advance students. Compared to other schools I've seen, I'm happy that I got my high school education at BSSHS because it has prepared me for college.
The school shows much concern about the students and their success. Those student who have an IEP are treated like the regular students and not set aside.
Have a daughter who was a 2002 grad- have a daughter who I sent to private school who graduated in 2008, have a son who needs extra help who attends here- 2002- grad now a teacher but discovered she has math learning disability which was never addressed while in a blue springs school,got very low math grades and experts never attempted to discover ld in math- 2008 grad daughter from private high school would never have done as well if we had allowed her to attend bsshs- she got an excellent education because we placed her privately-son who needs support instead gets written up and disciplined every other day, suffering major depression and is ay extreme risk of dropping out- no staff has adequate tgraining and are lacking in compassion and support to students who are in need of extra effort to be successful-
My child packed as many advanced placement courses as we could into the schedule. Participated in athletic and music programs...music program was average, sport expeirence was above average. Overall a very good experience with some high points and some low points. Earned academic scholarships to attend out of state college for about half the normal cost. No complaints here.
Now that a new band director is at the school, the band is the place to be. They know how to handle things coming from a rough neighbor hood. The teachers arent so hot, football players basically think they are incredible but really they are no where near anything special, but band is amazing, go Jaguar Pride
The main flaw of this school is the overall abundance of athletic people on a high horse, especially the upper classmen, I went to this school for 2 years and I couldnt beleve how rude everyone was, I then moved and was attending BSHS were i found the overall atmosphere to be much more pleasent, the teachers and students tend to be a bit more polite and the athletics are focused on fun and not drilling like your in the military.
Anyone who wants to join a sport or activity has to have a car or be hanging around the school until someone can get off work. They get out at two and clubs last maybe 1 hour and the rest of the time are just hanging around school which is frowned upon. Not every kids family is well off enough to get a car and they feel hanging around at the school for hours is not right. When this was brought to the attention of the activities director who was matter of factly agreeing, but no suggestions. They really push kids to join an activity and it's a shame kids without cars are excluded because their family can't afford to provide them with a car.
I visited the campus last week and i came to find out that this school has the vast majority of its students involved in some kind of activity. Unlike Blue Springs there were no students doing any drugs or any bullying by the upperclassmen, in fact the upperclassmen were almost like the same age as the sophomores they all worked together to complete goals and to finish assignments to the highest degree.
BSSHS is not what it is suppose to be. The Anatomy teacher for example ask's the question: 'Define dehydration'. WOW a Dr. called her on this. Their child got it wrong and the dad who is a Dr. called and said, 'WHAT'? This school is extremely lacking in the kids are kids and not adults.
I really think BSSHS is a great school. I mean they have so many things to do. It give you the opportunity to do things that you like to do. I believe that this is a unique school and all students stand out no matter who they are, what they do or where they are from. Everyone is willing to help each other and I'm one of them. Well thanks for giving this opportunity of giving us the opportunity of writing what we think of our school.
I think some of these comments are a little out of line. I belive our school has a great education, and the teachers pay attention to the students... even the ones who are not male or play on the football team. I believe we all believe in our sports to get other kids involved so they arent out doing drugs or having sex. I would reccomend this school to everyone!
Blue Springs South High School pays to much attention to sports and not enough on education. This school is all about the sports and not the education. two thumbs down here too.
It is in my opinion and will be yours too that unless you have $$$ you don't get to participate in most of the Sports in BSSHS. You can practice with them but they will never put you in the game. You may run track but unless your fast or the best you will not be in the meet. Teachers and Faculty are great and counselors are fantastic. I had a problem with my child and the Principle was more than willing to help me out in the matter. I have been totally satisfied with everything this school has to offer except their attitude for sports. I believe all kids should be able to participate in the game or track meet.
I think Blue Springs South is an excellent school with diversified opportunities. I would agree with other reviewers that there is an overly strong emphasis on athletics. We recognized not a deserving student/athlete but a great athlete that was popular with the administration. But overall a great school with good participation by the parents and a good safe environment to learn.
Thumbs down for this school. If your child plays football, excellent school. The counselors I believe care. The teachers seem to only care if your child is on the football or if the teacher is a male, if you are a pretty girl. I and many of my friends would never recommend this school to anyone. To think I moved to BS because I heard the schools were the best. Not....
Blue Springs South high school is a great school if you are a foot ball player. However more academic programs such as debate and forensics recieve little if any attention. These kids go to tournaments all weekend and spend countless hours putting togeather structured arguements about domestic and foreign issues. Since this is a public school, more attention should be given to academic success instead of physical talents. While they hold assemblies for the football and basket ball teams, nothing is done for the students in other activities. The administrators need to grow up and act like adults and encourage learning, and stop trying to win popularity contests.
I believe this school overall is a good school. There are good class choices, the faculty however, tend to fall a little short. This school is too focused on the football, a lot of resources are spent there. The cheerleader's parents fund their portion of participation. Yet the Director of Activities views them as less than important. Most teachers seem to turn a deaf ear to kids that need them and instead focus on the kids that (their parents) can get them somewhere. The district needs to focus on how to get more to graduate than if the boys have more. The girls are who have higher grades and get less attention. If the parents weren't there doing so much this school would fail miserably. The faculty need to get excited about their jobs. These kids need you to wake up and care.
The counselors at Blue Springs South High School are fantastic. One counselor visited our home several times to help our daughter through a difficult time. We are proud of our school and their committment to the kids.
Students that need additional guidance do not receive it. The Principal goes out of his way to protect incompetent teachers and has made it difficult to recommend this school to anyone. He personally fails to follow through on commitments. I removed my daughter from this school because of lack of student support.
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